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Clemson defeats East Tennessee State 82-45

Dec. 15, 2003

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CLEMSON, SC-Lakeia Stokes scored 18 points and Amanda White added 13 in leading Clemson to a 82-45 win over East Tennessee State in a women’s intercollegiate basketball game at Clemson, SC Monday night.

With the win, Clemson improves to 7-1 overall, while East Tennessee State falls to 1-6 this season.

Stokes finished the game 9-16 from the field and finished with seven rebounds. She also had three assists and four steals. White was 6-10 from the field and had six boards. The Lady Tigers’ Lauren Allen had career-highs with six points and eight rebounds in the win.

East Tennessee State was led in scoring by Tiffani Mayes with 12 points and Kiya Verdell with 10. Lauren Trantham had a game-high 10 rebounds.

In the first half, Clemson broke away from a 15-15 tie with 12:03 left on the clock and went on a 22-5 run in building a 37-20 lead with 4:17 remaining. Both Carrie Whitehurst and Maggie Slosser both scored six points each in the Lady Tiger rally.

Clemson had a 47-31 lead in the second half with 17:50 left to go in the game. The Lady Tigers went on a 21-6 run in the next 10:29 to take a 68-37 lead with 7:21 left to go in the game as Stokes scored eight points in this stretch.

For the game, Clemson shot 34-73 from the field for a .466 mark. East Tennessee State shot 19-63 from the floor for a .302 mark. The Lady Tigers also won the battle of the boards 49-37.

“I think our focus was good and I think we continue to be a work in progress,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. ” We did not take care of the basketball as I would have liked. Overall, I am pleased with the win. Everybody did a great job.”

Clemson will play at Youngstown State on Friday, December 19, and at Pittsburgh on Sunday, December 21, before the Christmas break. The Lady Tigers will play host to Coastal Carolina on Monday, December 29 in Clemson’s next home game.